Ways to open your Heart Chakra or Anahata

12 Ways to open your Heart Chakra or Anahata

The heart chakra is the fourth of the 7 main chakras . He is also known as Anahata in Sanskrit.

It is represented by the color green , and is related to our love , compassion , forgiveness and self-acceptance .

The heart chakra is located in the middle of the chest, on the breastbone. It turns clockwise. To visualize your 4th chakra, you can visualize a green ball, in the middle of the chest, turn clockwise, and two kinds of cones, one on the front (belly side – to receive the energies ), and one at the back (back side – where the energy comes out). 

The heart chakra is the center of energies and the gateway to the soul, serving as a bridge between the first three chakras (psycho-emotional energies) and the last three (spiritual energies).

We will see below the different symptoms of an imbalanced heart chakra , and tips to harmonize it.

Symptoms when your Heart Chakra is Open

  • you are compassionate and friendly,
  • you work to have harmonious relationships .

Symptoms when your Heart Chakra is Underactive

  • You have a propensity to vulnerability and the ‘ hyper-sensitivity  ; 
  • for fear of being rejected, disappointed or hurt, you lock yourself into a defensive attitude , which often goes hand in hand with a “swollen” rib cage betraying this protective shield against pain and attack. 
  • A more pronounced blockage is signaled by indifference, a domineering and constraining “love” which sets its conditions .

Symptoms when your Heart Chakra is Overactive

  • you stifle people with your “love,” which probably selfish reasons because riddled with demands, whims; 
  • the excessive need to criticize, to possess, sign on the contrary of coldness and a lack of heart even an imbalance and a depressed mood .

How to Open your Heart Chakra


Repeat to yourself at least once a day, and for a minimum of 21 days, positive affirmations related to the heart chakra such as the following: “I give and I receive love” – ​​”I accept myself unconditionally “-” I forgive myself completely “ . Depending on the imbalances in your chakra, create the affirmations that are right for you.


Sacred frequencies are particular frequencies that influence our energy bodies. The sacred frequency 639 Hertz is the sacred frequency directly influencing the energy of our heart chakra. You just have to start a recording of the frequency 639 Hertz, while you meditate, or quite simply while you cook, play sports … It does not matter! You will find various recordings of this frequency online.


In many cultures, it is said that plants have a soul… One thing is certain, the vibration of plants is a pure and very high vibration, so let’s not deprive ourselves of it! All you need to do is place a few drops of the essential oil on your two wrists, and rub them against each other for a few minutes. (be careful, never put pure essential oil directly on your skin, diluted first with vegetable oil). Because the skin on our wrists is very thin, the oil will be absorbed into your body more quickly. You can use eucalyptus oil, or find heart chakra specific essential oil blends on the market.

  • Rose quartz,
  • watermelon tourmaline,
  • pink tourmaline,
  • jade,
  • malachite,
  • green aventurine,
  • all green stones


As stated above, the color of the heart chakra is green. So eat green foods! Each color has a vibration, so by eating green foods, you directly bring this vibration into your body, which will nourish this energy in the heart chakra. 


 The crystals all carry a very particular frequency, very high and very pure. Surrounding yourself with crystals in relation to the vibration of the heart chakra can then bring it the vibrations it needs to harmonize. 


Children, animals and nature have very beautiful energies, unconditional love and innocence, which will delight your heart chakra. So spend time by their side!


The sound, or the mantra “YAM” resonates with the heart chakra. Always a story of vibrations, this sound emits vibrations in resonance with this chakra, and will therefore feed its energy. So sing, repeat, the YAM sound, as much as you can! You will also find various recordings of this sound online, so don’t miss out!


We talked about the color vibes a bit above, so surround yourself with the color green as much as possible! Wear green, decorate your home with green … soak up the vibe of green!


Mudras put your two hands in contact, with certain postures relating certain specific points of your fingers. Each finger has its function and its power within our body. When the fingers touch each other, the “nadis” (subtle energy channels) are connected and particular energetic vibrations are activated. Learn about the mudras corresponding to the heart chakra, and use them during your meditation for example.

10. YOGA

Yoga is known to be a very good exercise for relaxation, but it is also a powerful practice to better circulate energy in our body, and therefore activate certain meridians and chakras whose energies were blocked. Learn about Yoga postures in relation to the heart chakra, and take a few minutes a day to perform them.


Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations we can find on this planet, and it directly nourishes the energies of our heart chakra. Take a few minutes out of your day to list all the things you are grateful for.


The energy treatments are the most effective way to cleanse and balance the chakras. Following an energetic treatment, your chakras will be harmonized, but it will however be necessary to continue to maintain them so that they keep this alignment.

Foods to unblock your Heart Chakra

As you can see, green foods are preferred! So zucchini, avocado, broccoli, salad … Ideally, food should be eaten raw.

By eating these foods regularly, you will help your heart chakra to harmonize, providing it with adequate energy and vibrations.

Stones and Crystals to Open your Heart Chakra

You can meditate with these crystals, or just keep them close to you during your day, in your pocket, in your bag … or you can place them in a place where you spend time, like your office or your room. The more time you spend near a crystal, the more energy you soak up.

  • Aventurine 
  • Rose Quartz
  • Malachite
  • Emerald
  • Peridot
  • Morganite

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